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Montana health officials are set to begin a nearly yearlong process of reviewing the eligibility of every Medicaid recipient in the state. As a result, some may lose their coverage. Here's what current Medicaid recipients should know about redetermination of who is eligible for Medicaid coverage.
This week, we’re tackling more of a “big where” than a why. A listener wants to know, where does our recycling go in Montana?
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Bold Women: Rose Gordon, healer, writer and advocate for equality
Rose Gordon was born in White Sulphur Springs in 1883 to former slave Mary Goodall and African-Scottish cook John Gordon. When she died, community leaders carried her coffin and the newspaper celebrated the impact and courage.
Bold Women: Anna Boe Dahl, champion for rural electrification
Getting electricity to rural areas was a difficult feat in the 1930s. Anna Boe Dahl took up the challenge and in turn eased some of the burdens women faced.
Bold Women: Caroline McGill, doctor and 'force of nature'
In the late 1900's Butte had tremendous need for more medical doctors. Caroline McGill, witnessing this, decided to become a medical doctor. For 40 years, she treated everything from knifings and venereal disease to the most common thing, mining accidents.
Bold Women: Fort Shaw Indian School, basketball & bridging cultural divides
Around 1892, two new entities serendipitously collided. One was Fort Shaw Indian School west of Great Falls. The other was the sport of basketball.
Bold Women: Fannie Sperry Steele, bronc busting 'Champion of the World'
Fannie Sperry Steele raised thoroughbreds, worked in Wild West shows and competed in rodeos, winning firsts and setting records, especially in bronc riding.
Bold Women: 'The whirlwind' Maggie Smith Hathaway, champion for women's suffrage
Of all Montana counties, Ravalli — the Bitterroot — had the most pro-suffrage votes. Historians attribute that to Maggie Smith Hathaway.
Get a recap of this week's action at the Montana Legislature with news and analysis from Sally Mauk, Rob Saldin and Holly Michels. Online Friday afternoons. On air Saturdays at 9:44 a.m.
The campaign rhetoric, power struggles and 2022 election results converge in the 68th Montana Legislature. Join us Mondays at 7:45 a.m. for a breakdown of what we’re watching in the statehouse.
Pine Squirrel in sunny day
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Then, it happens. A pine squirrel wakes up. First one, then another, then three hundred, then five thousand, and before long the evergreen canopy is buzzing with their banter. From that moment forward, my pre-dawn slyness is a distant memory. There is no unwatched, uncriticized movement in these woods anymore. Any step I take is met with angry feedback from above.
Dr. Caroline McGill, circa 1955.
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Photos of the 2023 Whiting Award winners
Mia Chung photo by Chelcie Parry; Ama Codjoe photo by David Heald © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York; Marcia Douglas photo by Patrick Campbell; photos of all others by Willy Somma/The Whiting Foundation
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Barriers stand near Trump Tower in New York City on Friday.
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The historic indictment of the former president raises all sorts of legal, political and logistical questions. While it's early days, experts expect a delayed trial after Tuesday's arraignment.
Former president Donald Trump, pictured here at the Conservative Political Action Conference in August, was indicted by a Manhattan grand jury on Thursday.
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